Not the movie, mind you, I’ve never seen it. I’m talking about our firstborn and therefore our first graduate.
May 24, 2015
I’m sorry the party planning updates ended as abruptly as they began, but things got busier and crazier and blogging didn’t happen. Before or after: it’s been nearly a month since graduation. Wow! Time flies.
Three little monkeys. . .brothers. . .monkeys. . .
I still feel the need to pinch myself. And I find myself looking over my shoulder, waiting for Someone Official to tell me I did it all wrong and he can’t actually graduate. So far, so good. He has been accepted to Bethany Lutheran, where he plans to play soccer and study elementary education. I thought I would start breathing again once he was registered for classes, but that milestone has come and gone and he has gone to Wyoming for the summer (working at Scout camp again) and I’m still afraid I forgot to do Something Very Important.
But back to graduation, Mom and Dad arrived on Thursday. Mom joined me in working like a mad woman on Friday & Saturday.
On Sunday we had a short prayer service at church and gave him his diploma, followed by an open house at the parsonage.
It was a crazy rainy afternoon! I’m glad we had it at home although I’ve made oodles of notes for next time.
So many people in the kitchen! Mom & I wait to see what needs refilling.
Larry greeting guests
The dining room table was pulled out and we set up more tables in the basement. I had meant to set up tables outside, but with the rain we ended up with a couple tables in the garage instead.
Caleb shows off his memorabilia from sports, 4-H, Scouts, and more.
After most of the guests left, the church secretary Donna insisted on helping us clean up the kitchen. That was much appreciated! She also stayed to watch Caleb open his gifts.
Then Caleb headed off the to lock in at the local high school where he had attended classes this past year. . .and the rest of us fell into our respective beds!